In 1988, Discover Houston Tours introduced daily guided walking tours and the Tunnel System to Houston. In 2011, we partnered with Urban Adventures to offer two walking tours through our sister company, Houston Urban Adventures. To date, our combined companies have conducted over 4,931 tours for more than 61,245 visitors from around the world.

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Ghost Walks return on Friday, September 12, for the 15th year. They run Friday and Saturday nights through November 1. Scare yourself silly as your ghostly guide takes you on a 90-minute stroll through the Downtown Historic District, telling five true tales and urban legends. 

TunnelWalk & Rail Tours take you for a round-trip ride on MetroRail's Red Line from the Fannin-South Station to the UH-Downtown Station. After a photo op of the downtown skyline, you'll ride to the Preston Street Station in the Downtown Historic District, then follow your guide up to the highest sky lobby in Texas and down into Houston's unique Tunnel System, where you'll enjoy some snacking and shopping opportunities. Return by rail, with optional stops at Midtown, the Museum District, or Hermann Park.

 

Around Downtown tours on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons take you to historical buildings, sculpture, art, parks, and more in a quick two and a half hours using the free Greenlink Connector. Routes vary each day.

Rice Village Chocolate Safaris on Saturdays visit yummy and unique chocolate shops and restaurants. Celebrate a special occasion, meet new friends, and learn about the history of chocolate.Taste pastries, British candy, candy imported from France and the Netherlands, popular and little-known American brands, and ice cream -- all created with lucious chocolate. 

Houston Urban Adventures’ Heart of the Tunnel Walk introduces you to the Downtown Tunnel, Chase Tower’s 60th-floor sky lobby, the 1929 Chase Building, and souvenir shopping at Houston’s Visitors Center, with time for a Dutch-treat lunch in an underground food court.

On Houston Urban Adventures’ Historic Downtown Pub Tour, your local guide spins tales of murder, gambling, brothels, and ghosts as you visit four unique neighborhood bars around Market Square Park in the old Town of Houston.

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